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August 22  |  Sinclair's Centerville Campus

  Lean Workshop: Set-Up Reduction


Thursday, August 22, 8 to 11:30 a.m.


Sinclair Community College's Centerville Campus

5800 Clyo Rd., Centerville, OH 45459


About this workshop

Developed in partnership with the Workforce Division of Sinclair College, the Lean Series teaches participants how to implement Lean concepts and techniques to make systematic, lasting improvements within their operations.  Learn how to foster an environment built on the idea that good is never good enough, an environment always focused on continuously improving in small steps every day.   

At this session

Set-Up Reduction - participants will learn the fundamentals of SMED and rapid-changeover and how to successfully implement these techniques on the shop floor.  They'll come away understanding the concept of internal vs. external changeover within an operation and how reducing non-value time positively impacts operations. 


Donna Hoying, a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  Recently retired from GE Aviation, she held the position of Senior Lean Leader for the Vandalia plant.  Prior to her employment at GE, she was the Lean Practice Leader for Sinclair’s Workforce Division.  Her experience at both GE and Sinclair gives her a unique insight into successfully implementing Lean in operations typical of DRMA member companies.

New for 2024

Participating companies are encouraged to identify a real-world project that can be improved using the concepts covered in the classroom sessions; this will allow participants to gain hands-on experience with Lean.  Donna will be available remotely after each session to support participants with their projects.

Workshops are exclusively for DRMA members. Participants can attend individual or multiple sessions.

Download the registration form here.



Shay Knoll


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